Glut of Fake LinkedIn Profiles Pits HR Against the Bots

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Hiring new talent is tough—even more so when that new talent isn’t a real person. Finding the ideal applicants has become challenging for HR professionals due to the proliferation of phoney profiles on LinkedIn. A mini-investigation by KrebsOnSecurity has confirmed that fake profiles have swarmed executive positions and, more specifically, industries involving global events and current issues. Where have these bots come from, and what do they want? LinkedIn still doesn’t know, but the company is doing everything possible to keep fake profiles off of its platform. Read full article here

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